The benefits of Facial Oils & how to incorporate them into your routine This month there has been a central theme to quite a few of our blogs. Namely, facial oils, why and how you should use them. So we would like to do a recap in this week’s blog with six reasons and benefits as to why you should incorporate facial oils into your skincare routine. Facial oils seal in moisture and nourish your skin: Everyone, even those with oily skin, can benefit from using a facial oil. However, this is especially true for those of us who suffer from dry skin. If you are experiencing dry and dehydrated skin due to a change in weather or if it is something your skin battles with daily, we suggest incorporating a facial oil into your routine after using a water based moisturiser as the facial oil will lock in moisture and prevent it from evaporating, meaning your skin will appear healthy and hydrated! Facial Oils promote a healthy glow: Skin can begin to appear dull and dry as you age. This is due to the fact that your skin begins to produce less natural oils over time. Your skin can also look a little lacklustre if you are tired, dehydrated or stressed. Facial oils help you re-balance your skins natural oil barrier and leave you with a healthy glow. Can help with easy foundation application: Facial Oils give your face a luxurious silky feel, and better prepare your skin for applying products like concealer or liquid foundation. If you have skin that has blemishes or is dry and flaky it can be difficult to apply foundation and achieve a smooth flawless look. Facial oils help with this, stopping your makeup from forming clumps and streaks and they are great for your skin! Why not try mixing some facial oil into your foundation for a gorgeous dewy finish? They can protect your skin: When you apply facial oils as the last step in your skincare routine, this product acts as a barrier protecting the outer layer of your skin from the elements and daily wear and tear. Facial oils help keep damaging free radicals at bay: Face oils boast the incredible properties of protecting your skin against free radicals. Facial oils contain antioxidants, which means that they can help prevent some of the negative effects that free radicals can have upon your skin. For example, facial oils protect your skin against the loss of skin elasticity often accompanied with free radicals. They won’t clog your pores: One of the amazing benefits of facial oils is that they are an effective skincare treatment that do not clog your pores. Quite the opposite in fact. Facial oils actively cleanse and nourish your pores, keeping them healthy and unclogged. Now that we have established 6 benefits and reasons why you should incorporate a facial oil into your skincare routine. Let’s tackle the how. We have done all the research for you and laid out six simple ways that you can easily and effortlessly incorporate a facial oil into your skincare routine. Apply a facial oil before or after your daily facial moisturiser. Boost the nourishing properties of your favourite face moisturiser by adding a few drops of facial oil. Mix a few drops of facial oil into your foundation. Use an oil-based cleanser when you are removing makeup or cleansing your face. Make your own scrub at home by mixing natural exfoliants like coffee or sugar with your favourite facial oil. Use an oil-based mask to ensure your skin has that summer glow, all day, every day.